Natural dynamics of the mountain spruce forest after large disturbance: spatial explicit individial-based model

Name: Natural dynamics of the mountain spruce forest after large disturbance: spatial explicit individial-based model
Researchers: Wild Jan (head – principal researcher)
Project Type: C - other (Research and development projects of ministries, contracts and agreements on targeted research and cooperation, etc.)
Realization from: 2008
Realization to: 2010
Summary: We lack long-term observation of forest recovery after disturbance in the context of Central Europe, which is a prerequisite for understanding the dynamics of this ecosystem and proposing a suitable management. We intend to build a spatially explicit realistic model of mountain spruce forest succession following bark beetle or windthrow disturbance. The model allow to: i) identify the key factors of mountain spruce forest succession; ii) assess the influence of forest state before disturbance on the dynamics after disturbance and iii) predict how succession will continue after several decades.

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